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by EightyFour
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 9204

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

The article is inferring that the cockpit crew was smoking but there is no proof. The source of the claim was "the internet" - "有網上消息指" :sarcastic: So basically, we don't actually know why the plane depressurized. But at some point the crew figured out the problem and the plane ...

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by EightyFour
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31278

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Really happy they didn't go for the stupid 8/800 nomenclature.

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by EightyFour
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Most Profitable Routes
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

Re: Worlds Most Profitable Routes

Poor article, I was hoping for actual profits. I remember reading on anet years ago that for example Emirates routes to Afghanistan, and Turkish to Mogadishu were some of the most profitable routes in the world. I'd love to read more about that.

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by EightyFour
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are driving some routes ?
Replies: 32
Views: 3192

Re: What are driving some routes ?

AF CDG-WUH due to the large presence of French automotive industry in Wuhan. Both PSA and Renault.

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by EightyFour
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 7513

Re: The world's ugliest airlines

I agree, Chinese airlines tend to have extremely ugly liveries. Air China, and China Eastern have nasty, liveries, and a service level to match. Hainan Airlines is tacky to me, a true tuhao airline. Another one is Spring Airlines which manged to make yellow and green colors look drab and depressing.

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by EightyFour
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4935

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Look for some heavy infrastructure investment around LUX by Chinese companies, as in making the LUX area another Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (aka aerotropolis). IMO, Luxembourg is first EU move in an "Africa play" by China. Let's hope then that Luxembourg won't get screwed over by Chin...

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by EightyFour
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12519

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I deplaned from a KL 744 combi using stairs at PVG in 2011. Can't for the life of me remember if it happened more often.

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by EightyFour
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10799

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

We dont know the situation at qatar airways. We dont know how it differs from other airlines in that region etc. We factually dont have that information. But hey go ahead and call it what you want. Judging by the audiences reaction, and his own backpedaling, yeah, it's pretty safe to say these comm...

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by EightyFour
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10799

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

His is talking about HIS job at qatar airways. In this specific case he might be right. A women there between all male arabs in a arab country might not be workable for a woman. Its easy to say from behind your computer that its nonsense but reality is different. Your quote as the title of this top...

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by EightyFour
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city
Replies: 100
Views: 12773

Re: SQ to start LAX non-stop; considering additional US city

Would have expected Toronto, but maybe Seattle? Maybe it is referring to another one stop destination, I could see something like SIN-(CPH/ARN/MUC)-ORD In the article Mr Goh did specifically say "more non stops", so no additional one stops. If SIN-SEA is within the range of a normal 359, ...

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by EightyFour
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets: HNA Bailout
Replies: 53
Views: 7539

Re: HNA, COMAC sign deal for 200 C919, 100 ARJ21 jets

Good, all the more reason for me to avoid them. I spoke to some German engineers in Shanghai, working for COMAC on the C919 a few years back, they all told me that they will avoid flying on the C919 themselves, and they will tell their family to avoid it as well. As for the ARJ21, the less said abou...

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by EightyFour
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: AF to start CDG-MVD Non stop 3x w/787
Replies: 11
Views: 2258

Re: Rumour: AF to start CDG-MVD Non stop 3x w/787

Do we know if this will be another tag, or a stand alone flight?

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by EightyFour
Tue May 29, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.
Replies: 18
Views: 4655

Re: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.

Was he "drunk" as in he was leaving a trail of alcohol smell as he was walking erratically, or what this is really is a confusion with blood alcohol limits in different countries? According to https://www.hangar.no/klm-pilot-nekter-straffeskyld-etter-a-ha-blitt-arrestert-pa-gardermoen/ (N...

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by EightyFour
Sun May 27, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References
Replies: 33
Views: 6682

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

It's likely that US (and other) carriers will acquiesce, as they need access to Mainland China and wouldn't do anything to put their routes or partnerships in jeopardy. That works two ways ya know..... Be a shame for Chinese carriers to suddenly lose all that capacity into LAX/SFO/JFK/ORD/SJC/LAS/S...

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by EightyFour
Fri May 25, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights circumventing certain territories
Replies: 21
Views: 2558

Re: Flights circumventing certain territories

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 2#117d2844

Air India 140 DEL to TLV avoids Pakistan, but not Saudi Arabia.
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El Al 52 TLV to JNB avoids Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia, rather flying down the Red Sea, and turning over Ethiopia to cross the African mainland. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 2#117d2844

Air India 140 DEL to TLV avoids Pakistan, but not Saudi Arabia.

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by EightyFour
Thu May 24, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5871

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

ICN has live piano music from time to time.

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by EightyFour
Wed May 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47867

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

I don't they are a horrible airline. What makes you think that IAG would make any changes ? I would hope they would fix the terrible customer service culture they have. I’ve never liked them, they’ve lost my luggage at least 5 times, they don’t provide any assistance when you’re delayed, either the...

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by EightyFour
Mon May 21, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big airports without transfer passengers
Replies: 89
Views: 10374

Re: Big airports without transfer passengers

sgbroimp wrote:
ARN - Pretty much the end of the line, literally and figuratively.


I don't have any solid numbers, but I'm pretty sure ARN has a decent amount of domestic to international transfers, and vice versa.

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by EightyFour
Sun May 20, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31726

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

Everything over 12 hours in the US has 4 pilots. A captain and 3 F/O's. European and S. American carriers use this same standard.... Some US airlines use 2 captains and 2 FOs for flights greater than 12 hours. How you dare to come with facts to a topic made to harass and blame a ME airline? Two cap...

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by EightyFour
Thu May 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation ambitions of interior West China: XIY, KMG, CKG, CTU target world-class airports with rwys ≥4, pax ≥100 million
Replies: 9
Views: 919

Re: Aviation ambitions of interior West China: XIY, KMG, CKG, CTU target world-class airports with rwys ≥4, pax ≥100 mil

Sounds like a brilliant idea, really, it's not like the Chinese airspace isn't chock full already resulting in massive delays everywhere. On my last 7 Chinese domestic sectors the average was about 3,5 hours. :roll: If this ever happens, and note that Chinese local governments love to come up with f...

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by EightyFour
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI increases ATQ-BHX to 3/wk, DEL-CPH 4/wk, DEL-VIE 4/wk
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: AI increases ATQ-BHX to 3/wk, DEL-CPH 4/wk, DEL-ARN 4/wk

I've been looking at South East Asia to Scandinavia and AI through DEL has consistently very low fares, I was worried it might not be sustainable in the long run, but the increase to 4wk is a good sign I guess.

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by EightyFour
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which global airline serves the most cities, period?!
Replies: 13
Views: 2436

Re: Which global airline serves the most cities, period?!

I found http://www.airportspotting.com/worlds-largest-airlines/ but I don't know if this is accurate or not, anyway, some top airlines for destinations: 1 UPS Airlines 720 2 FedEx Express 375 3 United Airlines 373 4 American Airlines 350 5 Delta Air Lines 320 6 Turkish Airlines 302 7 Lufthansa 274 T...

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by EightyFour
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star
Replies: 26
Views: 2156

Re: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star

Ziyulu wrote:
But United's 3 star rating is overrated as well.


Hainan and United are about the same level.

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by EightyFour
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star
Replies: 26
Views: 2156

Re: Hainan Airlines not 5 Star

They're one of the less bad Chinese carriers, but still far behind the likes of Singapore, Cathay, or Qatar. Wouldn't be surprised if there were some shoddy deals between HNA and Skytrax.

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by EightyFour
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 327
Views: 47867

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

After BA took over BMI it didn't take long for them to cut BGO and SVG from LHR. I'm worried that if IAG takes over Norwegian non-OSL fliers in Norway will get shafted again.

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by EightyFour
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?
Replies: 52
Views: 9720

Re: Why Is BA's Africa Network So Relatively Limited?

Opportunity cost of LHR slots could also play a role. Some of the Africa routes could be profitable, but slots are better utilized for routes which are even more profitable.

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by EightyFour
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-UAE Close to Agreement on Subsidy Fight??
Replies: 10
Views: 954

Re: UAE - US to solve subsidy dispute

Now do the same with the Chinese airlines. :roll:

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by EightyFour
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.
Replies: 26
Views: 5234

Re: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.

Not speaking of a.net here, but It's annoying that the colloquial meaning of UFO has gone from "something in the air that we're not exactly sure what is" to "ALIENS!!!".

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by EightyFour
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours
Replies: 38
Views: 4882

Re: Norwegian strands passengers at LGW for 24 hours

The first aid kit story seems strange to me. My wife got burned on a Norwegian BKK-OSL flight, and the flight attendant was very quick to give large amounts of burn cream and bandages to her.

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by EightyFour
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents
Replies: 95
Views: 12166

Re: The current club of global airports with non-stop services to all other 5 populated continents

6. In the rest of the world, America is always one same continent. Any standard geography book teaches there are 6 continents : Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Oceania & Antarctica. No it's not. I was schooled in Europe and we always differentiated between North and South America, same with most...

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by EightyFour
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 35075

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

And Beijing's new mega airport, which construction begins in 2016, expect to be completed in 2019, and this is what the airport looks like now: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/2Y-yzNJyrHFVt06baIVhrumDRgz3zEtowAH7YAiFh8-TKKpurGm3XnHHopRE5vqciGq9WNho1ZORtdfmuI0N=w1210-h735 https://lh5.googleusercon...

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by EightyFour
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 35075

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

I find it pretty amazing that the new Istanbul Airport will be open by next year possibly. Construction only started in 2015 I believe, so they are doing a good job building an new airport for Istanbul in only a few years when it's urgently needed. Even the new Berlin airport was planned for much l...

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by EightyFour
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 38026

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

Nope, they are two different matters. My point has always been, you can't cherry pick scenarios to suit you. The A330 is either "comfortable but less efficient" OR "efficient but worst in comfort", not both. I'd change that. "The A330 in 8ab is slightly more comfortable but...

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by EightyFour
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned Stopovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 2052

Re: Planned Stopovers?

Widerøe in Norway still operates certain thru-flights like that, especially in the north. Also in Norway, in 2012 I flew BGO-ARN-HEL on Finnair where ARN was just a stop, and I didn't deplane. I'm pretty sure that BGO-HEL is now non-stop.

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by EightyFour
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is New Delhi airport that good ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3158

Re: Is New Delhi airport that good ?

believeinflight wrote:
The further east you go, the better the airports get, starting and ending at the international date line


Mainland Chinese airports disprove this.

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by EightyFour
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10
Replies: 92
Views: 13262

Re: AirAsia X CEO in Seattle discussing 787-10

Maybe, but only maybe in a twilight world Air Asia X is perfectly happy with their Airbus planes because they deliver what they want. Yes, there are proudly all Airbus-operators out there, too. Sadly, due to the HA order, some people here think and constantly repeat that every airline which operate...

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by EightyFour
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations
Replies: 80
Views: 15699

Re: Qatar Airways Announces 12 new destinations

Perhaps foolishly, I was hoping for some more Scandinavia routes, still though, nice additions.

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by EightyFour
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 6019

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

It's a magical thought but I have to wonder how in reality this would work. Its not like you can say "hi I'd like to pay a little bit more for 31" pitch and a slightly-less begrudging smile from the FA please, but not as much as I'd need to pay for an emergency exit row, two checked bags,...

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by EightyFour
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 6019

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

How about the traveling public actually decide to vote with their wallets against the 28" seat pitch, crappy service, and paying to load your own bags in their overhead bin? It's a magical thought but I have to wonder how in reality this would work. Its not like you can say "hi I'd like t...

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by EightyFour
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)
Replies: 72
Views: 14330

Re: Norwegian 2017 full year and Q4 results: net loss was -299 million NOK (-£27.4 million)

I like Norwegian, and I've always liked Kjos, but I can't see any way back from this mess. The short haul operation should be indeed profitable from what I've heard so hopefully at least that'll survive on.

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by EightyFour
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 96
Views: 15131

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

Thanks for the information, it makes sense now.

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by EightyFour
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 96
Views: 15131

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

berari wrote:

- IST: imminent, although Turkish law states that citizens of most African countries have to fly into Turkey on TK

.


I'd like to hear more about this as well.

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by EightyFour
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 12958

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

I wonder if any of the ME3 will take a chance on secondary Scandinavia, like BGO, SVG, or GOT. Then again it mightight be too far for an A320, and a wide body might be too big.

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by EightyFour
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?
Replies: 26
Views: 3830

Re: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?

I'm thking out loud here: Ravn is how you spell raven in Norwegian. Mike Hageland who co- funded Hageland Aviation Services which is currently owned by the same company as Ravn. Hageland is a Norwegian family name so that could explain why they chose that exact spelling, tenuous as it might be. As f...

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by EightyFour
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19366

Re: LOT 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 news

Hi guys, a big update what to expect from LOT in 2018, also if a mod could change the thread title to LOT News I would be thankful. RZE-EWR - from 29APR resumes x1 weekly Isn't it a bit odd? Lounching major international route from a tiny airport at the far end of Poland, away from major centers? W...

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by EightyFour
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 151
Views: 19366

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

I guess a new aiport is inevitable as Chopin is quite boxed in and I don't see any obvious way to expand it. If they really go for Baranowo I hope that the new airport will have better and faster public transport access, like a high speed train from the city center, preferably extended to Lodz on th...

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by EightyFour
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205853

Re: LH introduces revised livery

This new livery is bland, and to me that's worse than being ugly. There is nothing even vaguely interesting about this livery.

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by EightyFour
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31
Replies: 13
Views: 2242

Re: Azur flight Moscow-Cuba diverts to ACY Jan. 31

The pizza comment came from one the volunteer translators, so I would assume there is something to it. Not everything is a veiled insult or attack, and not everything is an universal experience.

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